Capital Planning
HousingU Pathway: Asset Management

Capital Planning 101 – Fall (Sept) 2023

September 18 - December 11, 2023. Watch for 2024 Winter cohort details to be announced.

Capital Planning 101 is an entry-level course for individuals who are responsible for allocation of their non-profit housing society’s capital resources. Participants will improve their capital planning skill set with an introduction to a process and tools that will help ensure scarce resources are allocated to benefit tenants while maintaining housing that is safe and comfortable over the long term.

  • Online, self-directed course
  • Participants have up to 12 weeks to complete



September 18 - December 11, 2023. Watch for 2024 Winter cohort details to be announced.



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Registration now closed; contact learn@bcnpha.ca for details. Note: HousingU course registration is single-user only. Refer to the Registration Details section below before registering.

Topics include:

What is a Capital Plan and why should I create one? | How does the Capital Planning process work? | Getting started with BC Housing’s Building Condition Assessment (BCA) | How to use Asset Planner™ | Downloading and saving BCNPHA’s Capital Planning Template | How to use the Capital Planning Template

What you’ll learn

This course covers the basics of how non-profit housing societies can go about creating a capital plan from a building condition assessment (BCA). BC Housing’s capital planning best practices will be covered in this course. Students will also learn how to navigate and use Ameresco’s Asset Planner™ database software and BCNPHA’s Capital Planning Template – a tool for long range financial planning of a single building or an entire portfolio.

Time commitment

This course includes approximately 16 hours of content. It is recommended that you commit to studying for 2-4 hours a week in order to be done in 4 weeks. However, you will have up to 12 weeks to complete. You can progress at your own pace, log in to do assignments, and participate in forum discussions whenever when it’s convenient for you. Having said that, we do encourage you to stick to the posted weekly schedule so that most participants will be working on the same topic at roughly the same time.


This is an entry-level course so no prior knowledge of capital planning is necessary. However, we recommend that participants take Capital Planning 100 when available, as it provides a strong foundation in the principles and terminology of capital planning and Building Condition Assessments that will be explored in further detail in Capital Planning 101. It is, however, not mandatory to enroll in CP 100 prior to CP 101. For more information, visit BCNPHA’s Capital Planning program page.

This course is funded by BC Housing and is free for all non-profit housing providers in BC, including BCNPHA members and non-members.

Registrants will receive course access instructions from learn@bcnpha.ca one week prior to the course start date.

Registration Details

To register, click on the button above to login to our secure Registration site.

Note: All HousingU courses are single-user registration only as our learning management system requires a unique email address for each participant. This means that you will not be able to enroll another person(s) on your behalf as each participant is required to set up their own BCNPHA account, register individually and use their own email in order to receive their unique login details and course access.

For step-by-step registration instructions (PDF) and/or cancellation policy, check out the Course Registration Information page.

Registrants will receive course access instructions from learn@bcnpha.ca one week prior to the course start date.

Need help?

For more information email:
Brian Jung